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Re: Last.fm?

Hey Per,

I've been on last.fm for over a year and have gotten a lot of regular  
listeners as a result. I've also had quite a few people wander over to  
my web site as a result of being on Last.fm.
I'm not certain, but I believe that a lot of peoples names and lists  
of music come up because of listeners. If you download their software  
that tracks what you listen to then artists that aren't on their data  
base are added but you'll notice that those artist's music is not  
available for streaming. I found that when I first came across the  
site there were several people listed as listeners to one of my cd's  
but the music wasn't available to stream until I uploaded it to my  
artist page.

I'll look you up when I get home from work tonight.


Paul Haslem
Ontario, Canada

Quoting Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com>:

> HI,
> I just heard about Last.fm getting their act together in a new program
> of internet radio that legally honors both recording right holders
> (artists, performers, record labels) and music right holders
> (composers, publishers). This made me interested to check out the
> service - and I immediately started to enjoy the free stations! I also
> created an artist page as well as a user page. On the user page you
> can hook up with "friends", but I wasn't able to find any other way to
> do this than by letting the Last.fm software spam my gmail address
> book, or manually picked names, with invitations. I don't want do
> that, so now I'm wondering if anyone here knows a better way?
> If anyone here is already a member at Last.fm and want to hook up, you
> may find me as the user name "perboysen".
> Also, I tried the station based on the tag word "looping" and cello
> loopist of this list Zoe Keating came up first. Way cool! But most
> songs on that station was just ordinary "radio techno" with static
> loop samples. So the playlists over at Last.fm definitely need more
> live loopers to submit music. A new feature is that you can set
> submitted songs to "Full length preview" to make them eligible  for
> internet radio streaming. Another funny detail; when I joined in at
> Last.fm I found lots of my music already submitted! But there wasn't
> any problem at all to claim the songs as I was registering my artist
> profile. At their forum I learned that many other have experienced
> this too and I sent a mail to Last.fm to ask what to do. They answered
> back within just hours, which is great I think! It seems this service
> is well in line with the future (BTW just read Nokias report "A
> Glimpse of the Next Episode"
> http://www.nokia.com/A4136001?newsid=1172517)
> I remember someone posted here on Last.fm not long ago, but nothing
> came up on a search at this list's archive. Maybe the archive is
> lagging behind a couple of months? Or maybe I, or that poster,
> misspelled Last.fm?
> --
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.boysen.se (Swedish)
> www.looproom.com (international)